List of most-followed Twitter accounts
This list contains the top 50 accounts with the most followers on the social media platform Twitter. Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna top the list, with over 100 million followers each.
Top 50 accounts
The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user. Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on 9 May 2021[update].
|1||@BarackObama||Barack Obama||130.3||44th President of the United States||United States|
|3||@katyperry[a]||Katy Perry||109.5||Musician||United States|
|4||@rihanna||Rihanna||102||Musician and businesswoman||Barbados|
|6||@taylorswift13||Taylor Swift||88.9||Musician||United States|
|7||@ladygaga||Lady Gaga||84.2||Musician and actress||United States|
|8||@ArianaGrande||Ariana Grande||83.2||Musician and actress||United States|
|9||@TheEllenShow||Ellen DeGeneres||79||Comedian and television hostess||United States|
|10||@YouTube||YouTube||73.2||Online video platform||United States|
|11||@KimKardashian||Kim Kardashian||69.8||Television personality and businesswoman||United States|
|12||@narendramodi||Narendra Modi||67.9||Current Prime Minister of India||India|
|13||@selenagomez||Selena Gomez||65.1||Musician and actress||United States|
|14||@jtimberlake||Justin Timberlake||64.1||Musician and actor||United States|
|15||@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||61.3||News channel||United States|
|16||@twitter[b]||59.5||Social media platform||United States|
|17||@britneyspears||Britney Spears||56||Musician||United States|
|18||@ddlovato[c]||Demi Lovato||55.2||Musician||United States|
|19||@BillGates||Bill Gates||55||Businessman and philanthropist||United States|
|20||@elonmusk||Elon Musk||54.4||Businessman||United States|
|21||@CNN||CNN||53.8||News channel||United States|
|24||@jimmyfallon||Jimmy Fallon||51.8||Comedian and television host||United States|
|25||@nytimes||The New York Times||49.7||Newspaper||United States|
|26||@KingJames||LeBron James||49.6||Basketball player||United States|
|27||@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||48||News channel||United Kingdom|
|28||@MileyCyrus||Miley Cyrus||46.4||Musician and actress||United States|
|29||@NASA||NASA||46.3||Space agency||United States|
|31||@JLo||Jennifer Lopez||45.3||Musician and actress||United States|
|32||@Oprah||Oprah Winfrey||44||Television personality and businesswoman||United States|
|33||@BrunoMars||Bruno Mars||43||Musician||United States|
|34||@BeingSalmanKhan||Salman Khan||42||Actor and film producer||India|
|35||@iamsrk||Shah Rukh Khan||42||Actor and film producer||India|
|36||@PMOIndia||PMO India||41||Office of the Prime Minister of India||India|
|39||@akshaykumar||Akshay Kumar||41||Actor and film producer||Canada|
|41||@KylieJenner||Kylie Jenner||38.5||Television personality and businesswoman||United States|
|42||@SportsCenter||SportsCenter||38||Sports channel||United States|
|43||@KevinHart4real||Kevin Hart||37||Comedian and actor||United States|
|44||@ESPN||ESPN||36.8||Sports channel||United States|
|45||@Harry_Styles||Harry Styles||36.9||Musician||United Kingdom|
|46||@wizkhalifa||Wiz Khalifa||36.5||Rapper||United States|
|47||@realmadrid||Real Madrid CF||36||Football club||Spain|
|48||@FCBarcelona||FC Barcelona||36||Football club||Spain|
|49||@Louis_Tomlinson||Louis Tomlinson||36||Musician||United Kingdom|
- On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first account to exceed 100 million followers.
- On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies. Consequently, Twitter's own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.
- On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after facing backlash on the platform. She was the 14th most-followed account at the time, with over 57 million followers. On January 14, 2020, she had reactivated her account and started tweeting again under the new name, "Team Demi". In July 2020, her account was changed back to "@ddlovato".
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- "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Bleznak, Becca (August 6, 2020). "Demi Lovato Returns to Twitter Amid 7th Album Rumors, But She's Only Following 1 Person". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved October 23, 2020.